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post #50821 of 87454
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Originally Posted by Beatlegeuse View Post

 Epaulet is such a great retailer that they have offered customers full refunds on the purchase price, due to Alden's insane wait times.

 

That's very good because I know many other Alden retailers have a non-refundable deposit policy, which would suck (and seems really unfair), if said shoes never come in. 

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post #50822 of 87454
I'm super wide footed, so I always assume shops won't have my size available. I was in DC recently and stopped in at the DC Alden store. I asked the sales person if they had anything 11EEE Barrie/Trubalance (long shot). He went in the back, and returned with a box saying, "these are whiskey shell and they're the only pair left and they are 11EEE". wow! For someone used to having to preorder and wait 6-24 months even if I want a standard makeup, this was incredible. Maybe these are from the SF preorder a year or two ago? The guy said whoever ordered them backed out of the deal. If it's one of you, thanks as I'm grateful I now have these whiskey shell Indys!

Joel



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Originally Posted by seasquirrel View Post

I'm super wide footed, so I always assume shops won't have my size available. I was in DC recently and stopped in at the DC Alden store. I asked the sales person if they had anything 11EEE Barrie/Trubalance (long shot). He went in the back, and returned with a box saying, "these are whiskey shell and they're the only pair left and they are 11EEE". wow! For someone used to having to preorder and wait 6-24 months even if I want a standard makeup, this was incredible. Maybe these are from the SF preorder a year or two ago? The guy said whoever ordered them backed out of the deal. If it's one of you, thanks as I'm grateful I now have these whiskey shell Indys!

Joel



 

 

 

Wow! You really lucked out on those. Big time.  

post #50824 of 87454
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Originally Posted by CalceoAdamator View Post

Nice caps Uncle...!!

nephew,
thank you
post #50825 of 87454
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Originally Posted by CTYGGG View Post





Whiskey LWB

nephew,
good looking combo
post #50826 of 87454
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Originally Posted by seasquirrel View Post

I'm super wide footed, so I always assume shops won't have my size available. I was in DC recently and stopped in at the DC Alden store. I asked the sales person if they had anything 11EEE Barrie/Trubalance (long shot). He went in the back, and returned with a box saying, "these are whiskey shell and they're the only pair left and they are 11EEE". wow! For someone used to having to preorder and wait 6-24 months even if I want a standard makeup, this was incredible. Maybe these are from the SF preorder a year or two ago? The guy said whoever ordered them backed out of the deal. If it's one of you, thanks as I'm grateful I now have these whiskey shell Indys!

Joel




wear in good health
post #50827 of 87454

Anyone tried a shell cordovan candle yet?:

 

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The "Cordovan" Candle takes it's scent notes from cordovan leather, a material we love to use in our shoes and accessories.

 

from:

http://epauletnewyork.com/products/epaulet-cordovan-candle

post #50828 of 87454
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Originally Posted by Steel28 View Post

Gentlemen,

I need to make some quick decisions,

I wear 8.5D in Barrie, Tremont and Tru Balance and 9D in Plaza last. I have a chance to purchase 1494 suede chukkas on Leydon in 9D for really great price (irregular).

I do have a bit of room in Barrie but Tremont is just perfect. Any suggestions?

thanks

I wear a 8C in Barrie and TruBalance.  My 1494s are 8.5D.  The length of the 8.5 Leydon is right about the same for an 8 Barrie.  The suede chukkas though are NARROW.  So if you're foot is a bit on the narrow side, the 9D may be OK for you but your ideal size may be 9E.  The Tan Chukka rocks.  It goes with dark (indigo, grey) and light colored spring/summer pants really well.  My 2 cents.   

post #50829 of 87454
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Originally Posted by green garden View Post

I wear a 8C in Barrie and TruBalance.  My 1494s are 8.5D.  The length of the 8.5 Leydon is right about the same for an 8 Barrie.  The suede chukkas though are NARROW.  So if you're foot is a bit on the narrow side, the 9D may be OK for you but your ideal size may be 9E.  The Tan Chukka rocks.  It goes with dark (indigo, grey) and light colored spring/summer pants really well.  My 2 cents.   

Thanks for your feedback. I do have a bit of width + toe room in 8.5D in Barrie last so hopefully 9D in suede chukka on Leydon last will be fine. If not, back to TSM they go. For the price I paid I hope I can keep these satisfied.gif
post #50830 of 87454
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Originally Posted by mediahound View Post

Anyone tried a shell cordovan candle yet?:

 

 

 

 

The "Cordovan" Candle takes it's scent notes from cordovan leather, a material we love to use in our shoes and accessories.

 

from:

http://epauletnewyork.com/products/epaulet-cordovan-candle

That is kind of interesting.  I wonder if it really smells like cordovan.

 

I dont need one, my room already smells like cordovan and cedar.

post #50831 of 87454
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Originally Posted by mediahound View Post

Anyone tried a shell cordovan candle yet?:

I remember reading in another thread that these candles smell nothing new shoes. YMMV.
post #50832 of 87454
Thanks to all of you for the info on the Alden 1684 Monkstraps in Whiskey. Will update once they arrive!

I'm amazed at the Alden's I see posted daily, both in shell and other make ups. Keep posting that shoe porn!

See Ya,
Steve
post #50833 of 87454
FYI-it appears TSM got a few shell cordovan belts in. I snagged one in black today and have been looking for months.

See Ya,
Steve
post #50834 of 87454
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Originally Posted by totalair1 View Post

I agree on the 1684 being a specific model and color.  All info TSM had was color tan.  I was wondering if anybody had seen what was called tan shell in the past?  I posted a picture in a prior post.  Looks close to Ravello.  I will keep you posted once I get them.  Since they are irregulars, will need to see what kind of issues they have too.

See Ya,
Steve

I mentioned that the 1684 was one specific color because you had asked if others knew what colors the 1684 came in (which I took to mean you thought it came in various colors). But no matter - nice find!!
post #50835 of 87454

First day out with my #8 4060's.   Out of most of Aldens boots, this is one of my favorites.

 

This my second pair of Alden shells.  I can now say I fully understand how people get a big chubby over shell.  I am trying to ward shell sickness. 

 

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